PASTIS PRADO PASTIS DE MARSEILLE Pastis Prado is a strong local favorite in the south of France. From its original home in Marseille, its popularity has spread throughout Provence and the Riviera, winning friends in all the small cafes in the region.
The liqueur that we call pastis is the direct descendant of the infamous absinthe, the favorite drink of fin de siecle Paris. The flavor comes from licorice and seeds of the star anise plant (an important ingredient in the outlawed absinthe), whose pods resemble starfish. Anis liqueurs are the most popular liqueurs in France and the Mediterranean countries.